Football Remembers: Celebrating 1914 Christmas Truce match

Handsworth Parramore FC

Professional and amateur clubs united over the weekend to mark Football Remembers Week.

Several thousand events were held across the UK to mark one of the most iconic moments of World War I, the 1914 Christmas Truce football match.

Teams uploaded pre-game photos to social media with the hashtag #footballremembers.

These 'Moment in History' pictures are being displayed on a website called

The unofficial ceasefire saw British and German soldiers across the Western Front play football together in December 1914.

The BBC Sport website has selected a number of the images to publish in the photo gallery below.

The Premier League, Football Association and Football League have teamed up with the British Council to deliver the Football Remembers project, which will continue until 2018.

More than 30,000 schools were sent an education pack in May.

Saffron Dynamo FC
Saffron Dynamo FC juniors joined in with Football Remembers on Sunday
Sway Juniors Under 8s
Sway Juniors Under 8s at Pennington join to show they remember
Folkestone Invicta v Whyteleafe
Whyteleafe FC tweeted this photo ahead of their Ryman League One South match at Folkestone Invicta
Stoke City with Arsenal
Stoke City joined with Arsenal's players to support #Football Remembers
Wigan and Norwich
Wigan and Norwich line-up together prior to their Championship game
Bury and Luton players together
Players from Bury and Luton Town unite before their League Two encounter
Players from Chelsea and Liverpool pose prior to a tournament in Ypres
Players from Chelsea and Liverpool pose prior to a tournament in Ypres
LG Coaching
Norton & Stockton Ancients and Hebburn Under-9 Girls
Fulham and Watford in the Championship
UK in Russia
Captains of two teams are cutting a cake for #FootballRemembers at the HMA's residence in Moscow
Gillingham Ladies.
Gillingham FC's Centre of Excellence and Essex FA
Brunsmeer Athletic
Brunsmeer Athletic Under-9 Black and Carcroft Village Under-9 girls
Banes FD
Banes FD Under-12 and Arsenal Sonerset
Chris Trott
Cape Town and the foreign office
Hull City academy
Hull City academy and Bradford City Under-18
Brayton Under-7 and Elvington Harriers Under-7
Burwell Tigers
Burwell Tigers Under-11 and Fulbourn Institute Under-11
Newcastle United
Newcastle United and Chelsea in the Premier League

It included resources to help children learn about the Christmas Truce and football's role in recruitment and morale during the First World War.

For more information about the Football Remembers project and Football Remembers Week, visit the Football Remembers website.external-link

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